aca·​cat·​e·​chin | \ ¦akəˈkatəchə̇n, -əsh-, -ək- \
plural -s

Definition of acacatechin

: a crystalline substance that is obtained from acacia catechu, that is held to be a mixture containing catechin, and that is an antioxidant for fatty oils

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First Known Use of acacatechin

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acacatechin

ac- (from New Latin Acacia, genus name of Acacia catechu) + catechin

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“Acacatechin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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